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Case Study in Modeling Accessibility for Online Instruction.

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Title:Case Study in Modeling Accessibility for Online Instruction.
Authors:Conway, Thomas H.
Contributors:Learning Design and Technology (department)
online learning
Date Issued:May 2017
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:The purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to explore how accessibility
standards are adapted to create online learning environments that are accessible to people who
use assistive technology, or have navigational challenges due to physical or intellectual
disabilities. Rogers diffusion of innovation was used as the contextual framework with the focus
on the re-invention step occurring during the implementation stage of Rogers theory. Four
participants of a research project dedicated to training people with disabilities for employment
using online learning modules, live video chat mentoring sessions, and a multiple user virtual
environment, were interviewed. Theme development resulted in a preference for multiple means
of representation related to Universal Design for Learning and the need for confidence building
through technology use.
The findings of this research study recommend implementing a more inclusive online
community where people who use assistive and accessible technologies can engage and interact
through web-based communication platforms and equally participate in socially relevant
activities such as education and employment.
Description:Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2017.
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
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